BBFC RatingBFF '21: Bonfire

CertificateNot Rated
Running Time0HR 30MINS
Extra InfoRecommended Age: 12+
SeasonBelfast Film Festival

The story of a young Northern Irish bonfire builder whose antisocial behaviour has led to a judge ordering him to stay away from the bonfires.

Seeking a new outlet for his nephew Stevie's energies, Stevie's uncle gives him his father's 1970s camera. Before his early death, Stevie's father had been a talented photographer, capturing the early years of the Troubles in Derry. Stevie discovers the joys of printing his own black & white pictures in his uncle's old darkroom, and meets Melanie, a girl from the "other” community, when he takes her photo on the Derry walls.

But he soon finds himself drawn back to the bonfires - this time documenting his friends' bonfire-building. When their bonfire is prematurely set alight by a rival gang Stevie has his camera smashed by the gang leader and is challenged to prove his loyalty to his erstwhile comrades and go with them on a revenge raid.

Screening as part of the 21st Belfast Film Festival. Please note: all tickets are sold via the Belfast Film Festival box office. If you have any access requirements please get in touch with the box office before booking: boxoffice@belfastfilmfestival.org.

For more information about the festival please visit belfastfilmfestival.org.

We're delighted to swing open the cinema door once more. You might like to read more about the measures we're taking to reduce the risk from COVID-19, including allocated seating. Find out more here. The screening will be sold at full capacity. If you have any questions, we've got a new range of FAQs here, and you can email us on qftmanager@qub.ac.uk.